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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... Aug 1, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer, his life skills coach, driver & friend. Bob Buckland introduced his G-Nephew Luke Otto who is here checking out CU and other colleges.

Fines:   n/a

Announcements:  Jim Perkins has arranged for Patxi’s Pizza to host a fundraiser for Arapahoe Sertoma, to be held Wednesday, September 11th all day. They have a program called “52 Weeks of Giving” in which every week all year long, they host neighborhood fundraisers for organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare. So far, they have been able to give back over $200,000.

Dick Enslow WAS busy heading up the 23rd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic but he just couldn’t get enough interest so the event has been CANCELLED.

Phil Grimm is working on the 7th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek for Aug 6th. A sign-up sheet was passed around again.

Tim Pollak informed us that our Lemon Aide Stand will be in operation for this years Western Welcome Week Aug. 17th, a Saturday and a sign up sheet was passed around. If you can help out, let Tim know, the more the merrier.

Scott mentioned a couple items: The District meeting he attended, an upcoming Freedom Week meeting (the lunch is scheduled for Feb. 18th), a Soap Box Derby Picnic the be held in Parker (info was sent to all via e-mail fm Don Smith), a Regional Conference in Tucson, AZ Sept. 26-29th and that we need a substitute Sgt-at-Arms since the present one is in the process of opening another office in Westminster. Ed Bezjak said he would do the duties until he heads south this fall, then Rick Jacobus will take over. Scott also had a mini contest and the winner gets a dollar from Scott: There is a birthday today, what is it: Colorado’s Happy Birthday Colorado: Aug. 1 marks 137 years as a state. The winner was our program for the day, Ed Zimmerman.

Scotts quote of the week: by Yogi Berra : Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. Also: The future ain't what it used to be.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Jack Marshall told us about his life which started out April 17, 1957, 2 days before the tax deadline for his dad. Born in Denver, lived in Virginia and Maryland because dad was in Army Air Corp, and returned to Littleton in 68 and graduated from Littleton High. In Dec. 6, 1975, he joined the Air Force as a weapons specialist on a bomber and served in England. He mentioned it was his guys that sent the bombs over to Libya that were used on Muammar Gaddafi’s Palace. He served 4 years. When he returned to the state, he got off the plane in Myrtle Beach, SC. and the heat and humidity about knocked him over..

Jack was discharged in Dec. 7, 1979 as a Sergeant, and tried being an electrician but got zapped so many times, he decided to change career paths. He went to A.C.C. for Architectural Technology and ended up with a scholarship to a school in Kansas but bought a house here and started attending CU but didn't graduate. He learned enough from his dad to help him pass the tests. He did teach Architectural Technology at A.C.C.

Jack met his wife, Marcia, who was from NE and they were married in Jan of 1987. It was a short courtship and at least 9 months after they were married, his daughter was born in Oct. (something about being snowed in was mentioned). They also have 2 boys and several G-kids.

Jack's father and others, such as Bill Parchen, brought him into the club. He figured after 10 years in Kiwanis and 9 of those years in a position of office and 4 of those as the President, Sertoma wouldn't be bad but it didn't take long before he started through the chairs and made it to the top.

Jack said he once sat on LBJ’s bed at the White House and played with LBJ’s dog. He also mentioned he took the Enslow School of Speed Reading and Speaking.     Listen to Jack Marshall.mp3

Program:  Bob Buckland introduced Ed Zimmerman who came to tell us about the Sea Clock and how it came to be.

A Problem at Sea:

These days, navigation at sea is pretty easy. You have GPS, you have radio, you have compasses, clocks, maps and a million other navigational aids to get your ship from A to B nice and safe…dependent, of course, on the weather. But that’s now in the 21st Century. Three hundred years ago, maritime navigation was nowhere near as easy. Mariners were in constant danger of getting lost at sea due to not knowing where they were, how far they had travelled and how far they still had to go. On a ship at sea with limited supplies and limited time to find safe harbour, not knowing your position was a serious safety-hazard.

John Harrison (24 March 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English carpenter and later a clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea, thus revolutionizing and extending the possibility of safe long distance sea travel in the Age of Sail.      Listen to Ed Zimmerman.mp3


1767 portrait of John Harrison                                                H-1 Clock

Upcoming programs:
Aug 8 – Bucky Diltz
Aug 15 – Dr. Philip Beaver, a Pentagon 9/11 Survivor

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Aug 6th: 7th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek
Western Welcome Week Aug 17 - Lemon Aide Stand

Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Aug 8 – Don Nelson & BOD
Aug 22 – Peter Pauwels
Aug 29 – Jim Perkins
No SOD on Aug 15th do to a great Program scheduled
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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